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Colorado Mountain Club continues to be a leading organization in outdoor education, recreation, and conservation. Since 1912, volunteers have been the life and blood of the club, continuing to teach, lead, and offer a helping hand whenever possible. Not only are our volunteers dedicated and passionate, but they are highly skilled and proficient in all things mountaincraft, making the experience as high quality as it is. 

Whether volunteering as a passionate trip leader or a skilled school instructor, your volunteerism makes a difference. We thank you for continuing to build upon our incredible community of outdoor enthusiasts.

This Leader Resources page is intended to provide our volunteers the support they need to help the organization thrive. It contains "how-to" guides for common website questions, links to forms, and information about policies and procedures - as well as other helpful information for activity and course leaders, committees, and groups.

Trip Leader Track

This page is your go-to information center for how to become a trip leader! Whether you want to pursue technical trip leading, mountain biking, or hiking, this guide will explain it all!  

Trip & Class Admin

Part of your volunteer journey is learning the Trip Admin in the CMC website. As a leader or instructor, you get access to the "backend" of our site, a huge privilege that also contains a slight learning curve. Learn the tips & tricks behind the website!  

Content Creation Tools

Need help with trip planning? Or, do you need help with a trip plan template to put on the CMC website? This page is your all-inclusive guide to trip & school content planning, with insightful templates, easy-to use graphics, and contacts for help.

Marketing Toolkit

Want to fill your trip or class and fill it fast? The Marketing Toolkit page is your one-stop-shop for all of those advertising needs. From everything to getting your event on Facebook to working through a MyEmma email, this toolkit will help you thrive!

Risk Management

Risk Management is one of the most important aspects of becoming a leader. How we deal and respond in a crisis is vitally important in your leadership journey. This page is here to help. 

Public Lands Resources

Know before you go is LNT principle number 1! This page is dedicated to helping with your permit, public land, and planning needs! Conservation is vitally important to the mission of the CMC, so let's be mindful of our location choice.

Volunteer Benefits

We are so grateful for our volunteer leaders. We want to show our gratitude through your volunteer benefits! Everything from free classes, to pro deals, to shop discounts, to community resources, this page will detail your benefits to say THANK YOU!

Leader Developement

We want to help you achieve your leadership goals through our Leader Development program. This page will detail our opportunities for Leader Development through the Leadership Project, partner projects with other organizations, among many others!




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